National Day of Unplugging and All That It’s About.

It’s the first Friday in March and also the National Day of Unplugging! On this Friday, you’re supposed to make it a point to unplug, unwind, and relax. How awesome is that? Today is absolutely perfect for those of us in the nonprofit industry who stare at bright screens almost daily.

Fun fact: The average American household is responsible for 5 connected devices, according to Pew Research Center. At our fingertips, we find our friends, the media, our work, entertainment, etc. The amount of information at our grasp at all times is insurmountable.

The National Day of Unplugging exists so that we may disconnect from all the digital static and have an opportunity to reset. Unplugging allows us to make more human connections with the people around us. Once you create the time to unplug, you gain a chance to do the things you keep saying you have no time to do. Think about it. That book you’ve been putting off? Yeah. That closet or garage that needs reorganizing? I thought so. Put the phone down, turn off the computer, and stretch those legs. The fresh air and the great outdoors are singing your name!

Now you may be asking yourself how you should observe the #nationaldayofunplugging? Here are some ideas:

  • Hang out with a friend you’ve been missing lately.
  • Turn off all electronics and (literally) unplug the devices from electrical outlets.
  • Go to the library and get lost in something that excites you.
  • Avoid social media for the majority of the day if possible!

At Ascend NBS, we care about the well-being of our clients and the people that they serve. Remember to set aside an hour or two during the day to unplug. Or begin to set aside a day a week to get away from all electronics. Encourage others to lead a more unplugged life. We’re all deserving of a good rest, good days, and a good life.

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